All I want for Christmas is coal... - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

All I want for Christmas is coal...

By Crystal Price - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - When you find a lump of coal in your stocking, that usually means you've been naughty.

But for Devon Perkins of Moss Bluff, it was the one thing on her list.

"I would really like some coal because I've been trying so hard to be good this year," says Perkins.

On Friday morning, the sight of coal in her stocking was a Christmas wish come true.

"At first I saw candy coal, and then I saw real coal," says Perkins. "I was glad to get the coal because they are very rare."

But coal was not what Perkins wanted at first.

"Some kids told if you're in 2nd grade and you're 8 years old you get coal for Christmas," says Perkins.  "I thought that was bad."

But it didn't take long for her father to persuade her to think otherwise about the fossil fuel.

"He told me coal is a good thing," says Perkins. "It's a good thing to have in your household."

Santa also additional information about coal for Perkins to read.

She says she cannot wait to share the information with her classmates.

"I think they'll say what, why did you get coal for Christmas? That's a bad thing." says Perkins. "I'm going to say Jordan, coal provides energy, fire, and light."

Randy Perkins, Devan's father, says he cannot believe his daughter's wish list to Santa this year.

"It's overwhelming, it's very touching," says Randy Perkins. "The more I thought about it, the more I realized that she wanted something that's real. A toy can be broken in a week, but coal can't be broken like that."

"Coal is a good thing," says Devan Perkins. "I don't know how good, but it's great."

While it is a great resource for all; for Devan, it is not a bad Christmas present at all.

Randy Perkins says he plans to take the information about the coal to Devan's school.

This way he and Devan hope to share the significance of coal with the entire community.

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